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  • European Spa Industry Continues to Thrive

    European Spa Industry Continues to Thrive

    Despite recenteconomic problems, the Big 5’s spa industry has experienced relatively good fortunes in the past year. The number of spas and treatments available, as well as the number of products launched into the market,…
    Katie Rodgers, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets 10.05.09

  • Hair Styling Sales Lack Volume in Europe

    It has not been a good year for the Big 5 European countries with regard to hair styling as every country recorded losses. The recession has left its mark on this segment as the situation is even worse than back in 2007, when things initially started…
    Katie Rodgers, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets 09.03.09

  • Mixed Hair Care Results in Western Europe

    The fortunes of the European hair care sector have been mixed, to say the least, during the past year. France and Spain posted losses while Germany, the UK and Italy reported gains. Germany’s gain was the most impressive of all at 6.2% while Fr…
    Katie Rodgers, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets 08.03.09

  • Europe’s AP/Deo Market Freshens Up Its Act

    The Big 5 countries were, for once, united in their results when it came to the deodorant sector—sales rose in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK during the past year. France reported the highest growth at an impressive 10.1% while Italy…
    Katie Rodgers, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets 07.07.09

  • It’s Been a Rough Road for European Body Care

    It is fair to say that several countries in the European Big 5 took a big hit in the body care category last year. France, Germany and Spain each reported a drop in sales, while Italy registered only a 0.8% increase. The UK came out as the champion…
    Katie Rodgers, European Cosmetic Markets 06.09.09

  • Buoyant Fragrance Sales Through Most of Europe

    The mood is upbeat in women’s fragrances in Western Europe these days, as the UK, Spain and France all posted significant growth. In contrast, Italy posted slight gains, while sales in Germany were flat. France is synonymous with perfumes and…
    Katie Rodgers, European Cosmetic Markets 05.01.09

  • Weathering the Storm in European Sun Care

    Sun care has always been a category prone to changeable fortunes and the past year has proved no exception with mixed results across the Big 5. Italy, Spain and the UK all basked in the sunlight of value gains while France and Germany were given the…
    Katie Rodgers, European Cosmetic Markets 03.31.09

  • Separating the Men from the Boys

    Bucking the credit crunch in the male grooming sector, the Big 5 has grown in value terms in all countries in the past year. Some growth is much stronger than others but all are going in the right direction nonetheless. France and the UK had particul…
    Katie Rodgers, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets 03.03.09

  • Facial Skin Care Sales Keep Europeans Smiling

    The facial skin care market, a stalwart of the European cosmetics and toiletries industry, has remained buoyant during the past year. There was good growth in most areas, particularly in France, where the market grew an impressive 7.7%. The UK and Ge…
    Katie Rodgers, European Cosmetic Markets 02.05.09

  • Cleansers Remain Afloat in Turbulent Water

    Cleansers Remain Afloat in Turbulent Water

    On the face of it,  bathroom product sales have remained steady and most countries in Europe’s Big 5 registered some growth in 2007 due to much new product innovation. However, any growth has been very slim and Italy actually slipped by 1.…
    Katie Rodgers, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets 01.07.09

  • Oral Care Marketers Have a Reason to Smile

    There is certainly reason to be cheerful in the Big 5’s oral hygiene category in the past year with all five countries unusually posting an increase in both value and volume terms. This is positive news indeed in an increasingly unstable Europe…
    Katie Rodgers, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets 12.01.08

  • Most Markets in Europe Have a Colorful Future

    Most Markets in Europe Have a Colorful Future

    It has been a good year on the color cosmetics front with sales up in all of the Big 5 countries (France, Germany, the UK, Italy and Spain). In particular, Germany and the UK registered very positive growth with gains of 10% and 8.7%, respectively. &…
    Katie Rodgers, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets 11.07.08

  • Despite an Economic Decline The Spa Market is Bubbling

    Harvey Fishman has a consulting firm at 34 Chicasaw Drive, Oakland, NJ 07436, hrfishman@msn.com, specializing in cosmetic formulations and new product ideas, offering tested finished products. He has more than 30 years of experience and has been director of research at Bonat, Nestl� LeMur and Turner Hall. He welcomes descriptive literature from suppliers and bench chemists and others in the field.
    09.30.08

  • Hair Styling Sales Fall Flat in France, Germany Italy

    The French, German and Italian hair styling sectors posted somewhat lackluster performances last year, with most areas recording a dip in both volume and value terms.     After a gain in 2006, sales in France last year slipped back t…
    Katie Rodgers, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets 09.03.08

  • European Hair Care Sales Gains are Modest at Best

    The hair care markets across the Big 5 experienced mixed fortunes last year. Two countries, France and the UK, actually posted declines, and while Germany, Italy and Spain’s hair care markets did climb, they posted only modest growth.  &nb…
    Katie Rodgers, Editor, European Cosmetic Markets 08.04.08

  • European AP/Deo Market Just Keeps Rolling On

    Overall, 2007 was a successful year for the Big 5’s deodorant market with gains registered in all countries. The UK, Germany and France all came up smelling of roses with decent growth, while Italy and Spain posted more modest gains. However, i…
    Katie Rodgers, European Cosmetic Markets 07.01.08

  • The Sweet Smell of Success for Women

    The Sweet Smell of Success for Women's Fragrance

    Women’s fragrance will always be a key market for the Big 5 across Europe, and interestingly, research shows that men’s fragrance is also gaining in popularity, while unisex scents also look to be making a comeback across the board.  …
    Katie Rodgers, European Cosmetic Markets 04.30.08

  • Sun Care Looks on the Bright Side

    Sun Care Looks on the Bright Side

    Sun care has proved to be a mixed bag across the Big 5 countries during the past year with both good and bad news being reported. While the French and Italian sun care markets posted a dazzlingly bright return to form l…
    Katie Rodgers, European Cosmetic Markets 03.28.08

  • Everybody Posts Good Sales In European Body Care

    Everybody Posts Good Sales In European Body Care

    The European body care market was buoyant in 2006, with every country reporting a rise in value sales. France put in the smallest rise in percentage terms, however, for the flat French market, the 2.7% gain represents a…
    Georgina Caldwell, Associate Editor, European Cosmetic Markets 05.29.07

  • Women’s Fragrance Sales Rise Throughout Europe

    Fragrance sales are up in most countries with the exception of France.
    Georgina Caldwell, European Cosmetic Markets 04.27.07